Today's listings

UK iShares cross-lists famous ETFs in euros on LSX iShares has cross listed three ETFs on the London Stock Exchange in euros. They are:
  • iShares USD Corp Bond UCITS ETF (LQEE)
  • iShares EUR High Yield Corp Bond UCITS ETF (HIGH)
  • iShares Core EUR Corp Bond UCITS ETF (IEAA)
Each of the funds is well-known and has several billion euros in AUM. These products are already on the LSX in pounds and US dollars.

Switzerland iShares cross-lists sectors and fixed income iShares is cross-listing ten ETFs in Switzerland. They are:

  • iShares S&P 500 Consumer Staples Sector UCITS ETF (IUCS)
  • iShares S&P 500 Materials Sector UCITS ETF (IUMS)
  • iShares S&P 500 Industrials Sector UCITS ETF (IUIS)
  • iShares S&P500 Utilities Sector UCITS ETF (IUUS)
  • iShares USD TIPS 0-5 UCITS ETF (TIP5)
  • iShares USD Floating Rate Bond UCITS ETF (FLOT)
  • iShares Diversified Commodity Swap UCITS ETF (ICOM)
  • iShares USD Floating Rate Bond UCITS ETF (FLOE)
  • iShares USD Floating Rate Bond UCITS ETF (FLOS)
  • iShares Global Corp Bond UCITS ETF (CRPU)
With the exception of FLOS, which is listed in pounds, all funds are US dollar denominated.

Today's news from around the web

What does Amazon's retail plans mean for ETFs?

Amazon's threat to wipe out bricks and mortar retailers is most acutely felt in apparel. This has obvious consequences for ETFs. Retail ETFs will feel the sting as apparel shops shut, but so too will REITs. With the decline of malls and shopping centres, demand for big commercial properties will also go.

Active ETFs from Vanguard get SEC approval

The SEC has given Vanguard the green light to turn its actively managed mutual funds into ETFs. The move paves the way for another wave of the "Vanguardisation" of finance, further undermining active management in favour of cheap exchange traded funds.

Fee wars decide least popular ETFs

ETFs have seen huge inflows this year, but some more than others. State Street's S&P500 tracker SPY is the biggest loser this year, with $4.2bn outflows. Why? Largely because of its rival iShares product IVV does everything that SPY does but at half the cost. But the second biggest loser is iShares Russell 2000 tracker IWM, which has lost $1.9bn for the same reason: cheaper products that function the same. In this case from Vanguard (VBR) and Charles Schwab (SCHA).